Zebra finches go mad with mercury, and other animal updates

By Sarah Zielinski, 13:22 PM August 17, 2014

PRINCETON, N.J. — I spent this week at the Animal Behavior Society meeting at Princeton University, which, when you're an animal blogger, is something like releasing a kid in a candy store. Seven-hundred-and-fifty scientists from around the world had gathered to give each other updates on all creatures great and small, marine and terrestrial and airborne. Here are a few things I learned:

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